|Forum topic by jkay||posted 09-28-2015 06:53 PM||359 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
09-28-2015 06:53 PM
I am building a desk out of black walnut and using a bowling lane for the top. The bowling lane is rock maple with walnut inlays for the arrows. It is in good shape but on the sides there are some eye sores that aren’t going to be easy to hide such as large holes used to bolt the lane to the floor, deep gouges, and the pieces of maple were put together using tongue and groove so on one side it has the groove which is going to be hard to cover up.
So what would look best (throw in your own idea if you think of a better one)
On the groove side do a walnut inlay and on the large holes use dowel rods to fill them in.
Idea 2 is to take 1” thick walnut and do a border around the lane and then router the top to make edges round. I do not believe that the bowling lane expands or contracts much as when it was in use the bolts holding it on the floor would of made it buckle had it expanded. The lane was glued and nailed together and is about 2.75” thick.
Thanks for your in put.